It’s about to be a new year, y’all, and I’m ready. I have loved this last year, loved every frightening thrilling minute of it and I haven’t forgotten the lessons it taught me: trust, be patient, plans may change & get busted up & that’s ok. But I feel a calmness & an energy that I haven’t felt in a long time; I know some of the major things I want in life, and I’m ready to take steps toward them. Some may be missteps; I might fumble; I might fail. I’m ok with that. I’m taking action this year.
I am a superhero in 2011. I am action-girl, Nikki of new ideas, make-it-happen-momma.
I am going to put myself out there & trust that good things come of it. I am going to tell people what I want, even if I have no idea how to get it or what form it will take. So here goes: I want a creative job; it might be a career, it might just be a job, but I want to make money doing something I enjoy. I want a serious relationship; it’s been a long time & I’m ready. I want a home that feels like mine; it’ll be a while before I can own one, but I want a place that feels like my own. I want financial stability; I want adventures and a savings account to be equal priorities. These may sound like little things, but they’re big things to me. After a long time wandering & wondering, I’m feeling clarity.
I feel like I’m on the cusp of an explosion of awesomeness in my life. Bring it, baby.
I’ve already told you my intentions for 2011, now here are some of the seemingly-innocent-but-totally-superhero actions I’m gonna take:
I’m making it a habit to write every day. POW!
I’m launching and developing my new, improved personal website, The Grateful Sparrow (follow me!). ZOOM!
I’m paying off all my credit card debt by my 30th birthday (May). BLAM!
I’m learning to edit video on my computer. SMACK!
I’m honest in all my relationships and not letting fear of vulnerability get to me. BOOM!
I’m finding a living situation that better suits me. ZIP!
I’m saying yes to opportunities for new adventures that come my way. CRUNCH!
I’m expressing my authentic self, everyday, and following my joy. BAM!
I’m making a profit from my art & creativity – writing, acting, blogging, sculpture, design, etc. ZAP!
I’m taking time for myself, treating myself with respect, but NOT accepting excuses. I’m better than laziness & ambivalence. CRASH!
I’m living to the full extent of my fabulousness this year, and I’m not letting fear get in my way; in 2011, I’m trying. I’m giving myself a fighting chance. It can’t be harder than what I’ve already been through, in fact, I know things are only getting better. 2011 is going to be amazing; a year from now, I’ll hardly be able to believe how far I’ve come.
Cheers to a new year. Let’s do this.
[WonderWoman photo source]